Maiden Voyage Dance are able to share with you a short film that is a creative and expressive response to lockdown from our community participants connected to the BELFAST MOVEMENT CHOIR; ‘REDISCOVERING’ taken from recorded footage from remote sessions held in the autumn term. These sessions were facilitated by dance artists Anna Treanor and Eileen McClory and coordinated by Company Manager Sandy Cuthbert. The participants in this work wished to explore and investigate ‘Fear of the Unknown’ and ideas connected to ‘Making New Discoveries’ and ‘Rediscovering’ Music composed by Katie Richardson and footage edited by Vasiliki Stasinaki.
Maiden Voyage are pleased with the development of this project that began in October 19, made possible through the generous support of Paul Hamlyn Foundation ‘Explore and Test’ Grant. Due to our live sessions being suspended due to the Covid-19 lockdown, we began remote sessions online with our adult members, these sessions ran over a summer and autumn term, delivered by our wonderful dance artist/facilitators, Eileen McClory, Aisling McCormick and Anna Treanor. It is a great way to stay connected and further develop our creative movement together through zoom format.
The Belfast Movement Choir created from four groups in areas of inner city Belfast, north, south, east and west. It is an all female intergenerational project.
The Belfast Movement Choir is bringing different communities together to share positive social, educational and health benefits for participants and audiences; engaging in community dance, entering a dialogue, discovering ‘arts with a social purpose’. This approach has been chosen so we can learn and develop a greater understanding of self, the group and its place within the wider community.